Synonyms for relation

Synonyms for (noun) relation

Synonyms: relation

Definition: an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of two entities or parts together

Similar words: abstract entity, abstraction

Definition: a general concept formed by extracting common features from specific examples


Synonyms: relation

Definition: (usually plural) mutual dealings or connections among persons or groups

Usage: international relations

Similar words: dealings, traffic

Definition: social or verbal interchange (usually followed by `with')


Synonyms: intercourse, congress, copulation, coition, coitus, carnal knowledge, sex act, sexual congress, sexual intercourse, sexual relation, relation

Definition: the act of sexual procreation between a man and a woman; the man's penis is inserted into the woman's vagina and excited until orgasm and ejaculation occur

Similar words: sex, sex activity, sexual activity, sexual practice

Definition: activities associated with sexual intercourse

Usage: they had sex in the back seat


Synonyms: relation, relation back

Definition: (law) the principle that an act done at a later time is deemed by law to have occurred at an earlier time

Usage: his attorney argued for the relation back of the amended complaint to the time the initial complaint was filed

Similar words: judicial doctrine, judicial principle, legal principle

Definition: (law) a principle underlying the formulation of jurisprudence


Synonyms: telling, recounting, relation

Definition: an act of narration

Usage: he was the hero according to his own relation; his endless recounting of the incident eventually became unbearable

Similar words: narration, recital, yarn

Definition: the act of giving an account describing incidents or a course of events

Usage: his narration was hesitant


Synonyms: relation, relative

Definition: a person related by blood or marriage

Usage: police are searching for relatives of the deceased; he has distant relations back in New Jersey

Similar words: somebody, someone, soul, mortal, person, individual

Definition: a human being

Usage: there was too much for one person to do